Download: Live This Month: September 2016 (Podcast #391)
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In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We always include a healthy amount of new and emerging bands in these episodes, but this month's mix also includes a handful of reunions. While the founders of P.S. Eliot, Katie and Allison Crutchfield, are now occupied with Waxahatchee and Swearin', the sisters have reunited their early band for a series of shows to celebrate a new anthology on Don Giovanni Records. For an example of a reunion with longevity, look no further than Dinosaur Jr., who have been going strong now for over a dozen years, and have a new album full of noisy indie rock goodness. Local band Loquat is only coming back together for one more show, a proper finale for the beloved indie pop group.
Some of this month's inclusions represent new projects for established music vets. CFM is the solo endeavor of Charles Moothart; he's been a member of Ty Segall's band, Fuzz, and Moonhearts, but his latest is an eclectic and personal project. Fans of the Danish trio Efterklang will want to check out Liima, which finds the band collaborating with Finnish musician Tatu Rönkkö on intricate sonic compositions. But the pinnacle of new/familiar names this month is inc. no world, previously known as inc. back when they released the album no world several years back. In any event, the duo's rich electronic pop makes it worth sorting through any name-related confusion.
Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!
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About the bands:
The Gooch Palms - “Ask Me Why”
Performing at Bottom of the Hill with Babewatch and Valley Boy on September 22
P.S. Eliot - “We'd Never Agree”
On September 10, the reunited band heads to the Rickshaw Stop; Joyride, Try the Pie, and Wet Hotline support
Steve Gunn - “Conditions Wild”
Gunn's band comes to The Chapel on September 28 with Nap Eyes
O - “Be There For You”
On September 7, Ice Cream and Field Medic round out an all-local bill at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Caleborate - “Made Me”
A wide range of hip hop artists, including Hieroglyphics, Too Short, Juvenile, Lyrics Born, and more perform at the Hiero Day festival on September 5
inc. no world - “Waters Of You”
Brogan Bentley and Wool & Arboreal open for the LA duo at the Rickshaw Stop on September 7
Emily Afton - “Archetype (Feat. Lila Rose)”
The Oakland musician celebrates the release of her new album at the Starline Social Club on September 23 with The Lovemakers and Bebe Huxley
CFM - “Lunar Heroine”
Charles Moothart's project comes to the Hemlock Tavern on September 19; Scraper and Beast also perform
NOTS - “Inherently Low”
Playing at Stinky's al Fresco on September 24 with The Gories, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, The Spits, and more
Dinosaur Jr. - “Tiny”
The indie legends spend three nights at The Independent with Heron Oblivion from September 26-28
Liima - “Amerika”
The Scandinavian band comes to the Swedish American Hall on September 21
Group Rhoda - “Scia”
Appearing on September 25 at the Folsom Street Fair with Yacht, Adult., Cherushii and many more
Loquat - “Time Bending”
The Bay Area band's final show -- taking place at Bottom of the Hill on September 23 -- also features performances by Rogue Wave and Oldtimers
Cass McCombs - “Medusa's Outhouse”
On September 14, the singer-songwriter and Meg Baird play the Great American Music Hall
, Cass McCombs
, Dinosaur Jr.
, Emily Afton
, Group Rhoda
, inc. no world
, P.S. Eliot
, Steve Gunn
, The Gooch Palms